The Temple

The Temple MAI S NO342009 1 373 5m SEF

The Temple 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc temple

It is not clear what the origin of this name is. There are no early forms, nor documents indicating the existence of temple lands on Balcurvie, on which The Temple appears to lie. There were temple lands at nearby Balgonie MAI, however, and it is possible that they underlie this name.

    The OS Name Book is no help here, merely describing The Temple as ‘A small dwellinghouse, garden & a few acres of arable & pasture land situate on the W. side of Balcurvie Village’ (95, 16).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2